Missing permanent teeth can diminish your self-esteem and overall quality of life, but simple dental treatments available at Ideal Dental of Tucson in Tucson, Arizona, can perfect your smile. Dallin Williams, DDS, offers dental bridges to give you the full set of teeth you long for. Schedule an appointment with Ideal Dental of Tucson by phone or online today.
Bridges are artificial teeth that fill in gaps left by missing permanent teeth and restore your beautiful smile. They are often made of two crowns, or caps, that fit over your natural teeth, attached to an artificial tooth in between. Implant-supported bridges are also available at Ideal Dental of Tucson.
Some of the numerous benefits associated with dental bridges include:
Bridges can give you the full set of beautiful teeth you desire without downtime.
To determine if a dental bridge is right for you, Dr. Williams reviews your medical and dental history and examines your teeth. He also takes dental X-rays to let you know if a bridge or other dental restoration is the right fit for you.
Bridge placement is typically a two-step process. During your first appointment, Dr. Williams prepares your adjacent teeth by reshaping them or removing some enamel in preparation for bridge placement. With implant-supported crowns, he surgically places metal posts into your jawbone and allows the implants to heal.
Dr. Williams digitally scans your mouth to create a new custom bridge. He might give you a temporary bridge to wear in the meantime. When your permanent bridge is ready, he makes sure it fits properly and cements two adjacent crowns to your natural teeth or attaches a bridge to dental implants.
Dental bridges can last up to 10 years or longer if you care for them properly. To take care of your natural teeth and bridge, brush twice daily using fluoride toothpaste and floss every day. Eat a well-balanced diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in added sugar.
Don’t chew on hard candy, popcorn kernels, or other hard objects and avoid opening packages with your teeth. See Dr. Williams and his team every six months, or more often if your bridge becomes loose or damaged, for routine cleanings and dental exams.
Don’t live with missing teeth that diminish your confidence and quality of life. Schedule an appointment with Ideal Dental of Tucson by phone or online today.